Google Hybrid Maps Downloader

Google Hybrid Maps Downloader 8.232

It helps you to get small tile hybrid map images from Google Maps
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Google Hybrid Maps Downloader is a map downloading tool. It connects to Google Maps and downloads maps from the service into your computer. It can then save those maps to BMP images that you can use in other applications or for navigation purposes without an Internet connection.

AllAllSoft.com released several map downloaders, and the only difference between them is the type of maps that they can download. As this app's name suggests, it can download Hybrid Maps. These are a mixture of regular satellite maps and terrain maps. They have routes and street names, city names, and other features on them, but they also show the overlay of the terrain.

Performance-wise, Google Hybrid Maps Downloader does what it says it does. It works very well for downloading maps. The only problem I find with it, and with all the other countless applications that share this design, is that it is incredibly unintuitive to use. You have to manually input the latitude and longitude of the area that you want to download, which entails some research.

There is a map viewer that allows you to view the maps that you download, which are all saved into a project file that you can keep on adding maps to. You can export those maps to image files from the Combine Images menu.

I could pan around quite easily using the image viewer, but I couldn't figure out how to zoom in or out, after downloading a few different zoom levels.

José Fernández
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Review summary

Pros

  • It works well

Cons

  • Not intuitive when it comes to selecting the download area
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